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Onoclea sensibilis, Sensitive Fern

Onoclea sensibilis, or Sensitive Fern, is a 1-3 foot tall fern with coarsely segmented, pale green triangular frond. Sensitive Fern’s fertile fronds resemble a cluster of woody, small grapes. The fern prefers moist to wet soils in sun (if constantly … Continued

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Osmunda cinnamomea, Cinnamon Fern

Osmunda cinnamomea, or Cinnamon Fern, is a 2-5 foot tall fern with large, densely hair fiddleheads prominent in spring. The spores on the Cinnamon Fern’s fertile fronds resemble cinnamon sticks. The fern prefers moist to wet soils in shade to … Continued

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Osmunda regalis, Royal Fern

Osmunda regalis, or Royal Fern, is a 2-5 foot tall fern with bluish-green, twice pinnate fronds. Royal Fern naturally occurs in forested wetlands and thrives on saturated soils. The fern prefers wet to moist soils in part to full shade. … Continued

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Pycnanthemum muticum, Showy Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum muticum, or Showy Mountain Mint, is a 3 foot, showy perennial with white to violet blooms appearing in mid to late summer. Showy Mountain Mint prefers moist soils in part to full sun. It is a nectar source for … Continued

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Tiarella cordifolia, Foam flower

Tiarella cordifolia, or Foam flower, feature attractive green lobed leaves and 8-10″ tall stems covered with tiny white to pink-white flowers. Foam flower is a standout plant perfect use as a shade groundcover. Foam flower prefers moist, rich organic soils … Continued

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Tradescantia ohioensis, Ohio Spiderwort

Tradescantia ohioensis, or Ohio Spiderwort, bloom for an extended period in late spring and early summer, producing deep blue flowers. It tends to bloom in the morning sun and close mid-day.

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Vernonia gigantea, New York Ironweed

Vernonia gigantea, or New York Ironweed, is a 6-8 foot tall, tough perennial with large lance-shaped leaves with panicles of rich purple blooms appearing in mid to late summer. New York Ironweed prefers full to part sun in moist to … Continued

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Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver’s Root

Veronicastrum virginicum, or Culver’s Root, is a 3-5 foot durable perennial with good vertical strength and form that prefers moist to wet soils in full to part sun. Culver’s Root features graceful white flower spikes that appear in mid to … Continued

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Viola pedata, Birdsfoot Violet
Viola pedata, or Birdsfoot Violet, has leaves shaped like birds' feet and purple flowers with orange centers.
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Zizia aptera, Heart-Leaf Golden Alexander

Zizia aptera, or Heart-Leaf Golden Alexander, is a 1-2 foot perennial flowering in late spring. Heart-Leaf Golden Alexander prefers moist to moderately dry soils and sun to light shade. The perennial has attractive, leathery, dark evergreen, heart-shaped leaves and bright … Continued

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Andropogon scoparius, Little Bluestem

Andropogon scoparius, or Little Bluestem, is a short warm season clump grass with a dense root system. Little Bluestem turns a bright red in the fall and possesses a fluffy silvery-white seed stalk. Light: Sun Soil moisture: Dry Height: 3′

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Bouteloua curtipendula, Side Oats Grama

Bouteloua curtipendula, or Side Oats Grama, is short, hardy prairie grass with blue-green foliage and purple flowers. Small oat-like seeds develop on the side of its stalk. Side Oats Grama is an excellent grass for drought tolerant gardens and performs … Continued

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